Report: Sharks Get Their Goalie; Acquire Jones from Boston

June 30, 2015

Follow @joe_lami By: Joe Lami On Tuesday morning, the San Jose Sharks acquired goaltender Martin Jones from the Boston Bruins. Jones, 25, was dealt to Boston in the deal involving Milan Lucic on Friday afternoon. In exchange for Jones, the Sharks will surrender their 2016 first round pick and Sean Kurlay, an unsigned 2011 fifth round draft pick. Kurlay, a center, is currently playing at Miami University and has put up…


Possible Goaltending Solutions for San Jose: Post-Draft Update

June 28, 2015

Follow @joe_lami By: Joe Lami The NHL Draft has come and gone, and the San Jose Sharks are still without a viable number one option in net.  Many fans have gotten concerned, especially since six starting goalies were traded over the weekend, including Sharks free agent-to-be netminder, Antti Niemi. However, Doug Wilson says he has a plan and that there still a plethora of options that are not currently being discussed.  Some…


Sharks Trade Up In Second to Snag Roy

June 27, 2015

Follow @joe_lami By: Joe Lami It took until the second round to get the defenseman the San Jose Sharks were looking for, but they got a good one at that.  Jeremy Roy was taken 31st overall by San Jose after they sent the Colorado Avalanche a 2nd round pick in next year’s draft, the 2017 6th round pick, and the 39th overall in this year’s draft. Roy, a 6-foot defenseman…


Sharks to Receive Compensatory 3rd Round Pick

June 26, 2015

Follow @joe_lami By: Joe Lami Reports came out late Friday night that the San Jose Sharks will receive a compensatory 3rd round pick from the Edmonton Oilers in this weekend’s NHL Draft.  Due to new rules in the CBA, a team can request a 3rd round pick when another team signs their head coach that is still under contract with the original team. This happened to the Sharks and former…


Sharks Take Timo Meier With 9th Overall Pick: Grade and Reaction

June 26, 2015

Follow @joe_lami By: Joe Lami The San Jose Sharks not making the playoffs for the first time in ten seasons and 12 years leaves them with their highest draft pick since 2007, at number nine overall the Sharks selected 6-foot 1-inch right wing, Timo Meier.  Meier, a native of Switzerland, played his junior hockey in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) for the Halifax Mooseheads. During his draft year,…


DeBoer Named Next Sharks Coach

May 28, 2015

Follow @joe_lami By: Joe Lami On Thursday, the San Jose Sharks named Peter DeBoer as their ninth coach in franchise history.  The announcement follows a massive coaching search after a mutual split with Todd McLellan, who has since been named the head coach for the Edmonton Oilers.  DeBoer has prior NHL coaching experience, spending six and a half years with both the Florida Panthers and the New Jersey Devils.  He…


Sharks and McLellan Agree to Part Ways

April 20, 2015

Follow @joe_lami By: Joe Lami The San Jose Sharks announced that head coach, Todd McLellan, and the team have mutually agreed to part ways on Monday morning following a nightmare season that saw San Jose missing the playoffs for the first time in ten seasons.  The news follows just one week after the 47-year old was named the head bench boss for Team Canada in the upcoming World Championships taking place…


2015 Stanley Cup Playoff Predictions

April 12, 2015

Follow @joe_lami By: Joe Lami For the first time in 10 seasons (12 years due to lockouts), the San Jose Sharks are not in the playoffs. However, the Stanley Cup playoffs will go on, which means the best time of the year is on the brink of starting.  Our Sharks writer here at BASTA, Joe Lami, dishes out his predictions for the next two months, when the Stanley Cup will be raised…


Irwin’s Time Is Up In San Jose

January 5, 2015

Follow @joe_lami By: Joe Lami With World Juniors coming to an end on Monday, Sharks’ rookie defenseman, Mirco Mueller, is prepared to return to his NHL club. His return means the Sharks will have one too many players on their roster, forcing Doug Wilson to make a move. Matt Tennyson’s name comes to mind as a player that could move back to Worcester, and his stat line is superior to current defenceman…


Sharks’ Tennyson Makes Franchise History on Thursday Night

December 19, 2014

By: Joe Lami Thursday night marked the eighth straight game in which the San Jose Sharks’ won at home, but the bigger story is regarding Matt Tennyson’s prowess. Tennyson scored a power play goal to tie the game 3-3 at 8:29 of the third period, beating the Oilers’ goaltender, Ben Scrivens, with a wrist shot from the right circle, to help propel the Sharks to a victory. For Tennyson, it was his…